Chairman and Co-Founder Tim Keller and CEO Steve Shackelford
invite you to attend A Gospel Vision for Global Cities

For the first time in history, 50% of humanity lives in a city. It's estimated that five million people move to a city every month. That’s like starting two new “Chicagos” every thirty days.

Cities need churches that preach the gospel led by leaders who love the gospel. City to City recruits, trains and coaches those leaders in the unique skills needed to start self-sustaining, biblically faithful, urban churches.

We hope you will join Chairman and Co-Founder Tim Keller and CEO Steve Shackelford at this invitation-only event to learn more about City to City's vision and how you can partner with us.


Website RSVP options for the event have actually closed, but if you’ve received an invitation and would like to attend, please let Susan know at hellograndrapids@redeemercitytocity.com we’ll get you registered.

 

 

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Emerald Room
Use the Pearl Street/
Motor Lobby Entrance

Program + Lunch
Wednesday, October 17
11:30 AM — 12:45 PM

Doors open at 11:00 AM


Special thanks to our hosts.
It's an honor and privilege to partner with each one of you.

Kevin and Meg Cusack
Jeff and Kathy Disher
Dan and Magee Gordon
JC and Tammy Huizenga
Randall and Debra Veltkamp
Chip and Sharon Wood


ABOUT CITY TO CITY

 

City to City (CTC) is a non-profit organization that prayerfully recruits, trains, coaches and resources leaders who start churches in global cities. CTC was co-founded and is chaired by Tim Keller. The team is based in New York City and overseas, and is at work in the global cities of Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

CTC’s core competencies are urban church planting, leadership development and content creation.

As of January 2018, CTC has helped start 495 new churches in 70 cities, trained 16,000+ new leaders in city ministry and evangelism, provided resources in 25 languages to help recruit, empower and develop these leaders, and served 57 gospel networks around the globe.

All of this is done to help bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to cities.

Read our annual report to learn more.


STAFF

 

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tIM KELLER

Chairman & Co-Founder

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For 28 years he led a diverse congregation of young professionals that grew to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

Dr. Keller is a prolific writer whose books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over two million copies and been translated into 25 languages.

He is also chairman and co-founder of Redeemer City to City, which recruits, trains, coaches and resources leaders who cultivate gospel movements in global cities through church planting. Dr. Keller is now full time with City to City where he is passionate to pass along what he has learned to a new generation of ministry leaders.

 

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STEVE SHACKELFORD

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Shackelford oversees the development, oversight and execution of the global strategy of Redeemer City to City as Chief Executive Officer. 

He comes to City to City with a long history of business and leadership experience—from his tenure with PWC, an international accounting firm that included stints in Paris and New York, to his senior leadership roles in the real estate sector with CNL, an Orlando, Florida based private investment management firm. Most recently, Steve served as President of one of the largest business development companies in the United States, co-advised by CNL and KKR, a leading global investment management firm.

Steve and his high school sweetheart, Lisa, have been married for 30 years. They have three adult children and one grandson. Their children live in Atlanta, Brooklyn and Nashville.

Steve enjoys running, tennis, travel and history. After 20 years in Orlando, he and Lisa have relocated to the Upper West Side of NYC.

 

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DOUG THORSON

SENIOR DIRECTOR, PARTNER ENGAGEMENT

Doug serves City to City's partners and the advancement efforts that support the organization's rapidly growing global footprint. He views his role as a calling to help faithful stewards grow in generosity.

Doug brings over 18 years of experience in developing key partnerships for charitable organizations. He also brings two decades of marketplace experience in communications, strategic selling, and business planning. His passions are mission clarity, strategic planning and execution, and cohesive integration of all communication platforms that are working toward mission advancement.  

Doug is married to Susan and they have four adult children. After 28 years in Virginia, they are now living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.


Questions? Email Susan at hellograndrapids@redeemercitytocity.com